The Emperror Has No Clothes

by Ghassan Karam

Where is the outrage? Where are the Lebanese that should be demonstrating in the streets their dissatisfaction of living by the law of the jungle, of being ruled by vigilantes and of being assassinated whenever they dare to stand up to the truth. If the stands of Rafic Hariri, Samir Kasir, Pierre Gemayel, Gibran Tueini and others did not pose a threat to the groups of illegitimate armed gangs then why kill them? Wissam Al Hassan has joined today that select group of courageous Lebanese who believed in the power of the ideas and in the power of the truth.

Whether one shares the ideas and beliefs of Mr. Hassan or not is not an issue today. What is at stake is whether human dignity, personal freedom and the right of individuals matter or not. What is at stake today is the soul of a nation that has been practically suffocated over the past 30 years or so. It is up to us to decide whether we value decency and the rule of law because if we do then we have no excuse except to shout from the roof tops that the emperor has no clothes. Today we are all Wissam Al Hassan

There are no accidents in life. Outcomes, good and bad, are the natural result of policies and actions that have combined to form these outcomes. The current lawlessness, economic stagnation, social tension and continued fraying of the national fabric are the result of a cabinet that is composed of various members that are antagonistic and have irreconcilable differences. Not only that but each party in the cabinet acts as if national cohesiveness is a second thought and that each of them was there to promote its own selfish interests. Each group has acted as a cabinet within a cabinet. It is time that Mr. Mikati pulls officially the final plug on this contraption that was born in an ER  facility and that has not been permitted to gain enough strength to be released. (Please click on the link for a video clip)

Wissam

It is clear that the killers of Wissam Al Hassan are probably the same ones that had killed Gibran Tueini. In both cases both men were outside the country and were blown up within hours of their arrival in Lebanon. The above is a solid circumstantial evidence about the high level of planning and the inside information that is available to the assassins. That the assassins are well connected is not a mystery and their potential allegiances and associations can also be easily deduced. We know that they are not connected to March 14, the Jumblatt bloc or any of the other small independent groups. This implies that the suspects of these heinous and egregious acts probably enjoy strong ties to the Syrian regime, or any of the March 8 political bloc could have had access to the information about the travel plans of Mr. Hassan and the ability to act on it. I am sure that some of the political groups within March 8 will proclaim their innocence but before they rush to do so they have to be reminded that they are guilty even if they did not pull the trigger. They are guilty because they had lent support and cover to murders and to those that do not believe in democracy.  It is crucially important not to forget that Mr. Al Hassan presented a threat to the four indicted conspirators in the Hariri assassination and that one of his young staff members has also been assassinated. One must also not forget the important pivotal role that Mr. Hassan has played in derailing the string of planned assassinations by Mr. Michael Samaha who was acting on direct orders from the highest level of Syrian officials, possibly including the president Bashar Assad who is not satisfied in spreading tyranny and fear among the Syrians but who also harbors visions about destabilizing Lebanon and the region.

We have a duty to stand on hilltops and to shout that the emperor has no clothes. Enough is enough. We will not be cowed any longer and we will not be a party to our own demise. This cabinet must go, elections must be held and the Lebanese people have to vote their conscience.

  • LEBANON101

     Iran and hizballah are the biggest cancer in our country. i dont have a
    problem with the shia. in fact i dont see people are shia christian
    sunni druze orthodox or any of that shiiit. i see only lebanese. i see
    that the only way we will ever have peace is if we see each other as
    lebanese. hizballah is playing the line. they do not want to start a
    full scale civil was but at the same time they can not sit watching as
    the government and the police actually try to assert some power. this
    was a message to m14 and anyone else who thinks that just beucase the
    syrian regime is up against the wall that hizballah is weaker. iran and
    the assad regime will be defeated in lebanon. they cannot beat the will
    of the lebanese people. hizballah can get all the weapons they want but
    for how long. people all across the middle east are becoming fed up with
    the Palestinian cause. you think someone in egypt trying to make money
    to feed their family really cares about what going on in gaza. people in
    gaza are probably eating better than him. you think someone in homs or
    hama really cares if a hamas terrorist got bombed or a palestinan
    teenager got detained for throwing rocks are the idf. well there cities
    are getting bombed everyday and there teen sons are being rounded up and
    shot for protesting an evil regime. its only a matter of time before
    hizballah supporters in lebanon wake up and realize that hizallah so
    called causes are all crap. i use to have some respect for amal when
    israel first invaded lebanon and they fought back. but they never took
    orders from iran. once iran steped in it no longer was a lebanese fight.
    its not the lebanese fighting persian invaders. and inshallah inshallah
    inshallah we will win and we will build our country. with mutual
    respect for out neighbors and borders. inshallah we will defeat this
    evil. inshallah lebanon will be not the paris of the middle east but we
    want to make them call paris the beirut of europe.

    • Lebanon1o452

      i see you wannabe a student of Lebanon 101  course; unfortunately, seen your prestation till here, we are sorry to inform you that you are not accepted in this course since you lack the basic knowledge required to be able to pass the course

      • Lebanon1o452

        in addendum we are throwing you on a waiting panel list, not the same garbage bin as 5th einstein who did not satisfy the human criteria to be lebanese; she will remain a wannabe lebanese living in canada acting on a jewish blog to try to trick real lebanese 

        • nagy_michael2

          why don’t start crawling with Nassrallah because soon the Israelis will be shredding you all to pieces. no worries then you don’t have to sign for any courses.. oh i suppose satan will give you more lessons in evil you are among your M8 Faggots.

    • Ghassan Karam

      Lebanon101,
                        Ultimately we have to learn the meaning of citizenship i.e. we all belong , we are all equal and our religious beliefs should not play a role in determining qualifications for a job or civil laws.

      • wargame1

        Some inspirational writing Mashallah. The people who died had courage to challenge against all odds. Good people they were. I am hopeful that Lebanon will be free like that of Syria which is now opening up the door of freedom. There is a saying ” You cant serve two masters at the same time” therefore those who are fighting for a righteous cause must have a good intention. Here the religious belief is very personal and it is possible to come a common ground. 

        What can be a great example when we see Durze Leader Jumblatt, Christian leader Shamir Gaega, Shia Leader Mustafa Subhi Tufaily and some other Personality who could come out from the religious prejudice and stand up for the truth then there is hope.

        Any way if we can adhere to the ethical value and try not to dominate each other then we will have a great community and we are in fact heading for it inspired by martyrs as Wissam Al Hassan.

        If the situation goes towards a positive direction then after 6 months or so please write another article with a heading “The emperor has no Balls”

        • Ghassan Karam

          wargame1,
                         It sure would be great if we can keep our religious belief as a personal issue and act as citizens with equal rights in civil affairs.

    • 5thDrawer

      Keep those thoughts going.
      Ignore the ‘1 to 452′ down there at the bottom of humanity’s ‘ideals-list’ to emulate.

    • Moe2000

       I think your right Hezbollah should stop caring about the Palestinians heck no one else cares not even the Saudi’s that’s for sure. But i do think Hezbollah should worry about getting proportional representation and eliminate the sectarian political system before he gives up any arms. Why should a certain group get a certain political office and a another not. Iran should also give up the Palestinian cause no one else cares!!!! Why should we Shia stand up for Sunni’s that call us Kafirs and blow us up with suicide bombs when there own Sunni brothers don’t even care about them. I say screw the Palestinians cause let the Sunni’s deal with it and worry about it. I much prefer Hezbollah have his arms for the Wahhabi extremists and I would much prefer Iran leave Israel alone and focus on helping Iraq and focus more on Wahhabi Saudi Arabia exporting it’s terror and suicide bombs.

      • wargame1

        Stop caring the Sunnis in Palestine and at the same time stop killing the Sunnis in Iraq , Syria and Afghanistan too. How can you do this mysterious killing of sunnis in one place and pretending to help the sunnis in another place? Your religious book suggest that it is permisable take their property and all you have to do is to give 20% Khumus to your leaders out of that stolen property and it is halal for you. Palestinians are 98% Sunnis so ask hezbushaitan to pack their bag and baggage with a one way ticket to Iran. 

        REFERENCE:
        “Take the money (meaning by stealing or rip-off) of Al-Nasib (the Sunni) wherever you find it and pay to us Al-Khums (one fifth of the money).”  (Al-Tusi, Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 1, p. 384, Ibn Idriss,  Al-Sarair p. 484,  and Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 340, p.6)

        “ The money of the Al-Nasib (the Sunni) is Halal (permissible to be stolen) and every thing he owns is Halal.” ( Al-Tusi,Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 2, p. 48 and  Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 11, p.60)

        “For those in our (Shia’s) State who differ with us, there is a punishment. God has made their blood Halal (permissible to be shed) when our Qa’im (12 Imam) emerges.”( Baqir Al-Majlisi’s Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 50, p. 373)

        Sayid Sadr states: “Indeed, most the killings (by the 12 Imam & his followers) that happen to mankind will be directed against the Muslims. Then, he (12 Imam) will distribute a copy of his book (a new scripture, not the current Quran)…” (Sayyid Husein Al-Musawi, Li Allah Thumma Li Tarikh, p.137)

        • Moe2000

           Total crap.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

      Proverbs 10:12…….Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins…….

      ……..Proverbs 15:17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.

  • LEBANON101

     Iran and hizballah are the biggest cancer in our country. i dont have a
    problem with the shia. in fact i dont see people are shia christian
    sunni druze orthodox or any of that shiiit. i see only lebanese. i see
    that the only way we will ever have peace is if we see each other as
    lebanese. hizballah is playing the line. they do not want to start a
    full scale civil was but at the same time they can not sit watching as
    the government and the police actually try to assert some power. this
    was a message to m14 and anyone else who thinks that just beucase the
    syrian regime is up against the wall that hizballah is weaker. iran and
    the assad regime will be defeated in lebanon. they cannot beat the will
    of the lebanese people. hizballah can get all the weapons they want but
    for how long. people all across the middle east are becoming fed up with
    the Palestinian cause. you think someone in egypt trying to make money
    to feed their family really cares about what going on in gaza. people in
    gaza are probably eating better than him. you think someone in homs or
    hama really cares if a hamas terrorist got bombed or a palestinan
    teenager got detained for throwing rocks are the idf. well there cities
    are getting bombed everyday and there teen sons are being rounded up and
    shot for protesting an evil regime. its only a matter of time before
    hizballah supporters in lebanon wake up and realize that hizallah so
    called causes are all crap. i use to have some respect for amal when
    israel first invaded lebanon and they fought back. but they never took
    orders from iran. once iran steped in it no longer was a lebanese fight.
    its not the lebanese fighting persian invaders. and inshallah inshallah
    inshallah we will win and we will build our country. with mutual
    respect for out neighbors and borders. inshallah we will defeat this
    evil. inshallah lebanon will be not the paris of the middle east but we
    want to make them call paris the beirut of europe.

    • Lebanon1o452

      i see you wannabe a student of Lebanon 101  course; unfortunately, seen your prestation till here, we are sorry to inform you that you are not accepted in this course since you lack the basic knowledge required to be able to pass the course

      • Lebanon1o452

        in addendum we are throwing you on a waiting panel list, not the same garbage bin as 5th einstein who did not satisfy the human criteria to be lebanese; she will remain a wannabe lebanese living in canada acting on a jewish blog to try to trick real lebanese 

        • nagy_michael2

          why don’t start crawling with Nassrallah because soon the Israelis will be shredding you all to pieces. no worries then you don’t have to sign for any courses.. oh i suppose satan will give you more lessons in evil you are among your M8 Faggots.

    • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

      Lebanon101,
                        Ultimately we have to learn the meaning of citizenship i.e. we all belong , we are all equal and our religious beliefs should not play a role in determining qualifications for a job or civil laws.

      • wargame1

        Some inspirational writing Mashallah. The people who died had courage to challenge against all odds. Good people they were. I am hopeful that Lebanon will be free like that of Syria which is now opening up the door of freedom. There is a saying ” You cant serve two masters at the same time” therefore those who are fighting for a righteous cause must have a good intention. Here the religious belief is very personal and it is possible to come a common ground. 

        What can be a great example when we see Durze Leader Jumblatt, Christian leader Shamir Gaega, Shia Leader Mustafa Subhi Tufaily and some other Personality who could come out from the religious prejudice and stand up for the truth then there is hope.

        Any way if we can adhere to the ethical value and try not to dominate each other then we will have a great community and we are in fact heading for it inspired by martyrs as Wissam Al Hassan.

        If the situation goes towards a positive direction then after 6 months or so please write another article with a heading “The emperor has no Balls”

        • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

          wargame1,
                         It sure would be great if we can keep our religious belief as a personal issue and act as citizens with equal rights in civil affairs.

    • 5thDrawer

      Keep those thoughts going.
      Ignore the ‘1 to 452′ down there at the bottom of humanity’s ‘ideals-list’ to emulate.

    • Moe2000

       I think your right Hezbollah should stop caring about the Palestinians heck no one else cares not even the Saudi’s that’s for sure. But i do think Hezbollah should worry about getting proportional representation and eliminate the sectarian political system before he gives up any arms. Why should a certain group get a certain political office and a another not. Iran should also give up the Palestinian cause no one else cares!!!! Why should we Shia stand up for Sunni’s that call us Kafirs and blow us up with suicide bombs when there own Sunni brothers don’t even care about them. I say screw the Palestinians cause let the Sunni’s deal with it and worry about it. I much prefer Hezbollah have his arms for the Wahhabi extremists and I would much prefer Iran leave Israel alone and focus on helping Iraq and focus more on Wahhabi Saudi Arabia exporting it’s terror and suicide bombs.

      • wargame1

        Stop caring the Sunnis in Palestine and at the same time stop killing the Sunnis in Iraq , Syria and Afghanistan too. How can you do this mysterious killing of sunnis in one place and pretending to help the sunnis in another place? Your religious book suggest that it is permisable take their property and all you have to do is to give 20% Khumus to your leaders out of that stolen property and it is halal for you. Palestinians are 98% Sunnis so ask hezbushaitan to pack their bag and baggage with a one way ticket to Iran. 

        REFERENCE:
        “Take the money (meaning by stealing or rip-off) of Al-Nasib (the Sunni) wherever you find it and pay to us Al-Khums (one fifth of the money).”  (Al-Tusi, Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 1, p. 384, Ibn Idriss,  Al-Sarair p. 484,  and Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 340, p.6)

        “ The money of the Al-Nasib (the Sunni) is Halal (permissible to be stolen) and every thing he owns is Halal.” ( Al-Tusi,Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 2, p. 48 and  Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 11, p.60)

        “For those in our (Shia’s) State who differ with us, there is a punishment. God has made their blood Halal (permissible to be shed) when our Qa’im (12 Imam) emerges.”( Baqir Al-Majlisi’s Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 50, p. 373)

        Sayid Sadr states: “Indeed, most the killings (by the 12 Imam & his followers) that happen to mankind will be directed against the Muslims. Then, he (12 Imam) will distribute a copy of his book (a new scripture, not the current Quran)…” (Sayyid Husein Al-Musawi, Li Allah Thumma Li Tarikh, p.137)

        • Moe2000

           Total crap.

    • Plumbline

      Proverbs 10:12…….Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins…….

      ……..Proverbs 15:17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.

  • Hannibal

    Great article as usual Ghassan… But my take on this is that this “shouting” has been tried in the streets of Syria and the people came to the conclusion that the time for half measures is over and carried weapons. I think the Lebanese will fail unless they deal with it with Brute force, i.e. weapons.

    • Ghassan Karam

      Hannibal,
                  Thanks for the kind words. There is a basic difference between the political system in Lebanon and Syria. In Syria there was no alternative to the use of force since the unelected dictatorship decided to use any means to retain its privileges and power to exploit. In Lebanon, on the other hand, we the people, have  (at least in theory) the power to decide who is to represent us. These elections; if free ; obviate the need to use violence.

    • 5thDrawer

      ‘The Word’ is the weapon most needed, Hannibal. And it’s only a free and open Education that will bring it.
      Even in a ‘blog’ at times there are words that teach us something, and introduce concepts of the possibility of a life which is better for all people. And humanity, in it’s still-short History of the written words, has yet filled so many volumes with THOUGHT that one cannot possibly read everything available in a lifetime.
      Since we are not born with a gene that remembers all the parents learned and read before us, the Education must be channeled properly – with a DESIRE that it be FOR the sake of ALL humanity and it’s betterment.
      A Concept … one that is sadly lacking where only one book of thought is allowed.

      Ghassan is right about Wissam Al Hassan …. he worked with belief in the power of the ideas and in the power of the truth – for his country – under it’s guidelines of a ‘law’ that is supposed to apply to all the people in it.
      Some, not most, are attempting to take away those guidelines as well as the truth, and remove the concept of freedom of thought at the same time. And the truth hurts them in their aims to control everyone’s thinking, as well as to change ‘law’ for their own selfish desires.
      That they have little viable ‘thought’ to contribute to ‘all’ is seen here by the only weapon they have against truth.
      Many now suffer for their desire to kill one man who brought out some truths. Those truths are recorded, and can’t be changed. Let us hope Wissam Al Hassan is not the only one in that ‘force’ hired by ‘the people’ to bring it out.

      Ghassan’s wishes for free elections – a thought echoed by MOST – also needs an educated ‘people’. Spread the words.

      • Hannibal

        But the other camp does not want an election in 2013 for obvious reasons… What should be done? How many times did we try to come to a peaceful conclusion with the PLO? Give me ONE reason why would Hezbollah give up its weapons? The same weapons giving them power. Everyone will see at the end that the Syrians had to fight Assad by force and unfortunately his style of governance is what the Syrian camp in Lebanon is spreading. This is not a democracy… What is taken by force (freedom) should be taken back by force. That being said, I really hope from the bottom of my heart that we can defeat that evil peacefully.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           Well said hannibal

        • wargame1

          How about the state police in Lebanon are they running out of Arms so that you need some hired thug from Persia? Show some country with peace who have a government within a government sponsored by a outside force and the people in there living like a spineless worm. 

          Why Hezbushaitan would carry weapon and bossing around the Lebanese police? Does it make you proud? Once you have such force inside a country you are opening up the door for the oppressed to gain the access of Arms. But they didnt have that access and endured many years and now they have arms !! the very arms which were bought by Assad paid by the Syrians. 

          Now they will have all including anti aircraft missile! how do you like it now? The same result will be here in Lebanon. Because here are also the oppressed getting ready to defend their right. Do you think the sunnis will keep watching their people falling one after another? 

          I hope you will enjoy the fight when the Sunnis get the arms in order to disarm and possibly wipe out hezbushaitan in to oblivion.You will cry then Al Qaeda Al Qaeda Terrorist terrorit !! 

          Hezbushaitan in its 30 years of history fought against Israel in a phony war for 33 days and from the blurred video it is impossible to determine anything whether they are fighting or making love in a jungle.

           It couldnt secure an inch of Land for the Palestinians and on top it invaded Lebanon. You are invaded by Persia and your Government is the stooge of Assad and the Iranian mullahs and their representative are policing you in Lebanon called Hezbushaitan.Live with it or get rid of it.

          Why do you like to be sodomized by Assad ,Iran ,Hezbushaitan to keep you going, Dont you lebanese have some spine?

        • Hannibal

          @wargame1:disqus You pretty much repeated what I said… While many think that politics resolve this I think only war will resolve it because the only language Bashar understands is war and war he’s gonna get.

      • Lebanon10452

        an atheist quoting Jesus: “My word is my sword”

  • Hannibal

    Great article as usual Ghassan… But my take on this is that this “shouting” has been tried in the streets of Syria and the people came to the conclusion that the time for half measures is over and carried weapons. I think the Lebanese will fail unless they deal with it with Brute force, i.e. weapons.

    • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

      Hannibal,
                  Thanks for the kind words. There is a basic difference between the political system in Lebanon and Syria. In Syria there was no alternative to the use of force since the unelected dictatorship decided to use any means to retain its privileges and power to exploit. In Lebanon, on the other hand, we the people, have  (at least in theory) the power to decide who is to represent us. These elections; if free ; obviate the need to use violence.

    • 5thDrawer

      ‘The Word’ is the weapon most needed, Hannibal. And it’s only a free and open Education that will bring it.
      Even in a ‘blog’ at times there are words that teach us something, and introduce concepts of the possibility of a life which is better for all people. And humanity, in it’s still-short History of the written words, has yet filled so many volumes with THOUGHT that one cannot possibly read everything available in a lifetime.
      Since we are not born with a gene that remembers all the parents learned and read before us, the Education must be channeled properly – with a DESIRE that it be FOR the sake of ALL humanity and it’s betterment.
      A Concept … one that is sadly lacking where only one book of thought is allowed.

      Ghassan is right about Wissam Al Hassan …. he worked with belief in the power of the ideas and in the power of the truth – for his country – under it’s guidelines of a ‘law’ that is supposed to apply to all the people in it.
      Some, not most, are attempting to take away those guidelines as well as the truth, and remove the concept of freedom of thought at the same time. And the truth hurts them in their aims to control everyone’s thinking, as well as to change ‘law’ for their own selfish desires.
      That they have little viable ‘thought’ to contribute to ‘all’ is seen here by the only weapon they have against truth.
      Many now suffer for their desire to kill one man who brought out some truths. Those truths are recorded, and can’t be changed. Let us hope Wissam Al Hassan is not the only one in that ‘force’ hired by ‘the people’ to bring it out.

      Ghassan’s wishes for free elections – a thought echoed by MOST – also needs an educated ‘people’. Spread the words.

      • Hannibal

        But the other camp does not want an election in 2013 for obvious reasons… What should be done? How many times did we try to come to a peaceful conclusion with the PLO? Give me ONE reason why would Hezbollah give up its weapons? The same weapons giving them power. Everyone will see at the end that the Syrians had to fight Assad by force and unfortunately his style of governance is what the Syrian camp in Lebanon is spreading. This is not a democracy… What is taken by force (freedom) should be taken back by force. That being said, I really hope from the bottom of my heart that we can defeat that evil peacefully.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           Well said hannibal

        • wargame1

          How about the state police in Lebanon are they running out of Arms so that you need some hired thug from Persia? Show some country with peace who have a government within a government sponsored by a outside force and the people in there living like a spineless worm. 

          Why Hezbushaitan would carry weapon and bossing around the Lebanese police? Does it make you proud? Once you have such force inside a country you are opening up the door for the oppressed to gain the access of Arms. But they didnt have that access and endured many years and now they have arms !! the very arms which were bought by Assad paid by the Syrians. 

          Now they will have all including anti aircraft missile! how do you like it now? The same result will be here in Lebanon. Because here are also the oppressed getting ready to defend their right. Do you think the sunnis will keep watching their people falling one after another? 

          I hope you will enjoy the fight when the Sunnis get the arms in order to disarm and possibly wipe out hezbushaitan in to oblivion.You will cry then Al Qaeda Al Qaeda Terrorist terrorit !! 

          Hezbushaitan in its 30 years of history fought against Israel in a phony war for 33 days and from the blurred video it is impossible to determine anything whether they are fighting or making love in a jungle.

           It couldnt secure an inch of Land for the Palestinians and on top it invaded Lebanon. You are invaded by Persia and your Government is the stooge of Assad and the Iranian mullahs and their representative are policing you in Lebanon called Hezbushaitan.Live with it or get rid of it.

          Why do you like to be sodomized by Assad ,Iran ,Hezbushaitan to keep you going, Dont you lebanese have some spine?

        • Hannibal

          @wargame1:disqus You pretty much repeated what I said… While many think that politics resolve this I think only war will resolve it because the only language Bashar understands is war and war he’s gonna get.

      • Lebanon10452

        an atheist quoting Jesus: “My word is my sword”

  • Fauzia45

     Ghassan,this is indeed outrageous and tragic,however,it was obvious it was going to happen when they started their campaigns of accusations and threats like they always do!They kill those who oppose them and those who work to reveal their treacherous plots and those behind them !If these bloody criminals and their masters (political fanatics,demagogues,tyrants and ruthless dictators plan and plot to spread their ideology or cling to power) are not brought to justice,this will not stop!They cannot continue to kill !They cannot continue to tell others to turn the page for the sake of stability!Without justice there will never be peace or stability!!!Lebanon cannot continue with an armed militia that is allied with another country and is willing to fight to defend it!It cannot continue to exist when one group imposes it political policies ,wants to control the political life and foreign policy!!!This must change !Yes,enough is enough!!!!!!!

    • Ghassan Karam

      Fauzia,
                This was to be expected and that is why I said that there are no accidents in history. All events have a dynamic. This is not the place and time to point fingers but these outrageous events will continue if we persist in pretending that a problem does not exist. A problem is not resolved until denial is overcome  and then Not by applying palliatives but by going to the root of what ails us.

  • Fauzia45

     Ghassan,this is indeed outrageous and tragic,however,it was obvious it was going to happen when they started their campaigns of accusations and threats like they always do!They kill those who oppose them and those who work to reveal their treacherous plots and those behind them !If these bloody criminals and their masters (political fanatics,demagogues,tyrants and ruthless dictators plan and plot to spread their ideology or cling to power) are not brought to justice,this will not stop!They cannot continue to kill !They cannot continue to tell others to turn the page for the sake of stability!Without justice there will never be peace or stability!!!Lebanon cannot continue with an armed militia that is allied with another country and is willing to fight to defend it!It cannot continue to exist when one group imposes it political policies ,wants to control the political life and foreign policy!!!This must change !Yes,enough is enough!!!!!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

      Fauzia,
                This was to be expected and that is why I said that there are no accidents in history. All events have a dynamic. This is not the place and time to point fingers but these outrageous events will continue if we persist in pretending that a problem does not exist. A problem is not resolved until denial is overcome  and then Not by applying palliatives but by going to the root of what ails us.

  • nagy_michael2

    Great Article and well written and documented. I totally support what you said Ghassan. God bless you man.

    • Lebanon10452

      israel will give us lessons hahahaha while the israelis are shivering from fear and peeing in their underwear; you seem to be one of those new york jews who are unaware of the difficult life circumstances your brothers in israel are enduring namely the hizbollah phobia and particularly the hassan nasrallah phobia to such an extent any yahoodi who dies by the will of the Supreme creator is attributed to hassan nasrallah; any car accident where jews are involved and hassan nasrallah is suspected; hahahaha i love this guy, very astute, intelligent sharp and courageous

  • nagy_michael2

    Great Article and well written and documented. I totally support what you said Ghassan. God bless you man.

    • Lebanon10452

      israel will give us lessons hahahaha while the isrelis are shivering from fear and peeing in their underwear; you seem to be one of those new york jews who are unaware of the difficult life circumstances your brothers in israel are enduring namely the hizbollah phobia and particularly the hassan nasrallah phobia to such an extent any yahoodi who dies by the will of the Supreme creator is attributed to hassan nasrallah; any car accident where jews are involved and hassan nasrallah is suspected; hahahaha i love this guy, very astute, intelligent sharp and courageous

  • Sebouh80

    First of all, allow me to extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of Lebanese victims.Yesterday, more than 10 civilian bystanders and more than 110 wounded people fell victim to a car bomb which was targeted against Lebanon’s highest security chief Wissam Hassan.
    Sadly speaking, what caught my attention is that the media in Lebanon rarely mentioned the innocent civilians who fell with Wissam Hassan. In stead, the entire attention was on Wissam Hassan as a person and making it sound as if others are just faceless numbers. 
    Mr.Karam, When you say the emperor has no clothes my response would be since when did it have clothes in the first place. Nevertheless, I think that if this beleaguered government resigns under these hostile circumstances this would inevitably take Lebanon into a new round of sectarian confrontations and possibly lead to civil war. Speaking of elections, as you well know elections cannot take place now due to the ongoing disputes between the bourgeois ruling elites over election law. Moreover, I think neither the March 14 and nor their political opponent the March 8 political movement are capable of meeting the major contradictions and challenges facing this tiny country.
    This includes the potential spillover effect from the Syrian crisis and the growing social and economic disparities that is creating the conditions of perfect storm that is eminent to blow up at any moment.
    Finally, March 14 political representatives have announced today that tomorrow will be the funeral procession of General Wissam Hassan and they urged their followers to attend in massive numbers. The Sad thing is that tragic events like these always transforms into political spectator. 

    The last thing we need at the moment is demagogues trying to stir the situation for political purposes.

    • Ghassan Karam

      Sebouh,
                  It is true that the emperor has never had any clothes on :-) but if you recall the short story by Hans Christian Anderson speaks of an Emperor that was parading naked and no one dared say that until a child blurted out the truth. I hope that the truth shall eventually win.

      • Lebanon10452

        certainly not in a propaganda blog like this one

      • 5thDrawer

        Only children see the truth without trying to anaylise it to death and create theories of why.
        Adults have a really hard time getting back to simple truths after having their heads muddled …

        See one of the most muddled below ….

        • Lebanon10452

          reading this blog i wonder if children are not wiser and better analysers than many so called adults here; dont think that being old in age makes of you an adult

  • Sebouh80

    First of all, allow me to extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of Lebanese victims.Yesterday, more than 10 civilian bystanders and more than 110 wounded people fell victim to a car bomb which was targeted against Lebanon’s highest security chief Wissam Hassan.
    Sadly speaking, what caught my attention is that the media in Lebanon rarely mentioned the innocent civilians who fell with Wissam Hassan. In stead, the entire attention was on Wissam Hassan as a person and making it sound as if others are just faceless numbers. 
    Mr.Karam, When you say the emperor has no clothes my response would be since when did it have clothes in the first place. Nevertheless, I think that if this beleaguered government resigns under these hostile circumstances this would inevitably take Lebanon into a new round of sectarian confrontations and possibly lead to civil war. Speaking of elections, as you well know elections cannot take place now due to the ongoing disputes between the bourgeois ruling elites over election law. Moreover, I think neither the March 14 and nor their political opponent the March 8 political movement are capable of meeting the major contradictions and challenges facing this tiny country.
    This includes the potential spillover effect from the Syrian crisis and the growing social and economic disparities that is creating the conditions of perfect storm that is eminent to blow up at any moment.
    Finally, March 14 political representatives have announced today that tomorrow will be the funeral procession of General Wissam Hassan and they urged their followers to attend in massive numbers. The Sad thing is that tragic events like these always transforms into political spectator. 

    The last thing we need at the moment is demagogues trying to stir the situation for political purposes.

    • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

      Sebouh,
                  It is true that the emperor has never had any clothes on :-) but if you recall the short story by Hans Christian Anderson speaks of an Emperor that was parading naked and no one dared say that until a child blurted out the truth. I hope that the truth shall eventually win.

      • Lebanon10452

        certainly not in a propaganda blog like this one

      • 5thDrawer

        Only children see the truth without trying to anaylise it to death and create theories of why.
        Adults have a really hard time getting back to simple truths after having their heads muddled …

        • Lebanon10452

          reading this blog i wonder if children are not wiser and better analysers than many so called adults here; dont think that being old in age makes of you an adult

  • Moe2000

     Give proportional representation in Lebanon and may the best political bloc win.

  • Moe2000

     Give proportional representation in Lebanon and may the best political bloc win.

  • wargame1

    @google-c6ab0d02b96a6a8b11502879ead85164:disqus 
    Religious belief plays the central role and you cant ignore it. due to different of belief we are having the fight of domination. Yes it is personnel and in my religion I am taught to be tolerant towards other religion. Thats why you see the sunnis being the majority 93% worldwide whereas the Shia ,Sufi,Alawites etc combined 7% are the one who makes trouble.

    We used to know that Syria is a secular country where the sunnis had a big problem against the minority Alawites. It was not secular at all and if it were a secular country then secularism is tyrany and the sunnis are now rising up there. 

    I heard Lebanon is a secular country and this very country you have all these trouble and who are the trouble makers here ? The same persian and their stooge. So secularism in fact promote the crime of the minority. Secularism is the religion of Shaitan so where ever this secularism goes trouble follows. 

     I am proud to be a Muslim and most of the fallen hero who fought against the tyrant are Sunnis. Now how can you protect the sunnis in Syria and Lebanon from your so called secularism? You can not even save your own butt, your government is like a Persian rat policed by persian thugs. Now who do you think will come in to your aid ? The Sunnis as they are freeing Syria they will be freeing Lebanon too;  I am not looking down the effort of few christian like Shamir Gaega and others but in the front line of this battle there will be Sunnis. 

    For the last centuries you have messed up Lebanon with your secularism mumbo Jumbo and now the Sunnis have to clean this shit.

    • Ghassan Karam

      wargame1,
                     You seem to be operating under the mistaken assumption that secularism  is against religion. Just the opposite. Secularism is about separating the state from religion. One is free to believe or not believe, prary or not but when it comes to civil matters all are citizens and must be treated equally.

      • Lebanon10452

        where does this system exist please?on earth? or just a utopia; maybe another hypocrisy

    • Lebanon10452

      sunnism is an invasive political organisation very similar to the maffia with a major difference: maffia has limited field of action and is paid by protecting dominated groups whereas sunnism is expansionist and destroys everything and everybody on its way; so please dont come whining who will protect the sunnas; everybody else needs to be protected from the sunnas

      • libnan1

         Amen

  • wargame1

    @google-c6ab0d02b96a6a8b11502879ead85164:disqus 
    Religious belief plays the central role and you cant ignore it. due to different of belief we are having the fight of domination. Yes it is personnel and in my religion I am taught to be tolerant towards other religion. Thats why you see the sunnis being the majority 93% worldwide whereas the Shia ,Sufi,Alawites etc combined 7% are the one who makes trouble.

    We used to know that Syria is a secular country where the sunnis had a big problem against the minority Alawites. It was not secular at all and if it were a secular country then secularism is tyrany and the sunnis are now rising up there. 

    I heard Lebanon is a secular country and this very country you have all these trouble and who are the trouble makers here ? The same persian and their stooge. So secularism in fact promote the crime of the minority. Secularism is the religion of Shaitan so where ever this secularism goes trouble follows. 

     I am proud to be a Muslim and most of the fallen hero who fought against the tyrant are Sunnis. Now how can you protect the sunnis in Syria and Lebanon from your so called secularism? You can not even save your own butt, your government is like a Persian rat policed by persian thugs. Now who do you think will come in to your aid ? The Sunnis as they are freeing Syria they will be freeing Lebanon too;  I am not looking down the effort of few christian like Shamir Gaega and others but in the front line of this battle there will be Sunnis. 

    For the last centuries you have messed up Lebanon with your secularism mumbo Jumbo and now the Sunnis have to clean this shit.

    • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

      wargame1,
                     You seem to be operating under the mistaken assumption that secularism  is against religion. Just the opposite. Secularism is about separating the state from religion. One is free to believe or not believe, prary or not but when it comes to civil matters all are citizens and must be treated equally.

      • Lebanon10452

        where does this system exist please?on earth? or just a utopia; maybe another hypocrisy

    • Lebanon10452

      sunnism is an invasive political organisation very similar to the maffia with a major difference: maffia has limited field of action and is paid by protecting dominated groups whereas sunnism is expansionist and destroys everything and everybody on its way; so please dont come whining who will protect the sunnas; everybody else needs to be protected from the sunnas

      • libnan1

         Amen

  • Persistent

    Mr. Karam,

    The names you mentioned above including many others are a loss to the whole nation and may God bless their souls. No one and I mean no one deserves to die in this fashion regardless of their ideology, beliefs or political orientation.

    You are asking “where is the outrage”, you got “outrage” Lebanese style where roads are blocked, tires are being burned, gangs roaming the streets with machine guns, stones and stickes throwers at the PM office. I am certain that is not what you meant. How can you ask people for something they do not have and cann’t give you, their only salvation is violence and destruction? 

    The “truth”, oh the truth, it is an arbitrary word, it is in the eye’s of the beholder and can be spinned anyway you wish. It is naive to presume otherwise. The more you repeat the same, the more you convince yourself it is the truth. It has lost it’s outright meaning and unfortunately does not hold water anymore unless we live in Fantasyland.

    I am surprised by someone of your intellect who hastily convicts one team and exonarate the other when motives are ample and where a number of entities internally and externally are capable of executing this type of crime to cause mayhem and advance their agenda. When something like this happens, it is evident that we only focus on the people around us but it is shortsighted and we should be exploiting other options.

    There is no democracy in Lebanon as we know it in the west, it is a power sharing built on old and precarious foundation and it is outdated if I might add. It was imposed on the country by the colonial power and must be reformed to reflect the new realities. I do not talk religion nor I favor one over the other, I am like you, believe it should be private but the realities is that the people of Lebanon no longer believe that one sect should be empowered and the other is marginalized politically. 

    Lebanon is so beautiful and so small but has so many problems and to be candid, I am not sure anyone knows how to tackle them. I am an optimistic person but in the case of Lebanon, I do not think the future is bright and especially for those people who are trapped and have no way out.

    • Ghassan Karam

      Persistent,
                     I am so dismayed by what has taken place in Lebanon in reaction to the assassination of Mr. AlHassan and one of his colleagues plus another innocent passer by. But then maybe I shouldn’t because reality is that the greater majority of the Lebanese are satisfied in being blind followers of sectarian and political leaders. I am actually in agreement with the points that you bring up except for the one about “rush to judgement”. I honestly do not believe that there is a rush to judgement in this case, but that does not mean that we should act as judge , jury and executioner. We have to await the final verdict from the judiciary. My accusations are speculative in nature but are based on a solid pattern that goes back over 7 years. If the sun rises every day from the east  then it is very highly unlikely that it would rise from the west tomorrow. This is the same sort of applied logic. Circumstantial evidence is often stronger than direct evidence based on witnesses.

      • Persistent

        Thanks for your response and we are closer on that particular point than I thought. However, I am afraid the seed has already been planted on who is guilty in committing this horrible crime. That reminds me of the OJ Simpson episode, although, he was found innocent in the court of law, if you ask the majority of people they will say he is guilty.

      • dateam

        the sun has been risng from th east for 30 years and what have we achieved ? not a single thing? sadly its not about the truth it never is its about gains and losses…the people are just the pawns

  • Persistent

    Mr. Karam,

    The names you mentioned above including many others not mentioned are a loss to the whole nation and may God bless their souls. No one and I mean no one deserves to die in this fashion regardless of their ideology, beliefs or political orientation.

    You are asking “where is the outrage”, you got “outrage” Lebanese style where roads are blocked, tires are being burned, gangs roaming the streets with machine guns, stones and stickes throwers at the PM office. I am certain that is not what you meant. How can you ask people for something they do not have and cann’t give you, their only salvation is violence and destruction? 

    The “truth”, oh the truth, it is an arbitrary word, it is in the eye’s of the beholder and can be spinned anyway you wish. It is naive to presume otherwise. The more you repeat the same, the more you convince yourself it is the truth. It has lost it’s outright meaning and unfortunately does not hold water anymore unless we live in Fantasyland.

    I am suprised by someone of your intellect who hastily convicts one team and exonarate the other when motives are ample and where a number of entities internally and externally are capable of executing this type of crime to cause mayhem and advance their agenda. When something like this happens, it is evident that we only focus on the people around us but it is shortsighted and we should be exploiting other options.

    There is no democracy in Lebanon as we know it in the west, it is a power sharing built on old and precarious foundation and it is outdated if I might add. It was imposed on the country by the colonial power and must be reformed to reflect the new realities. I do not talk religion nor I favor one over the other, I am like you, believe it should be private but the realities is that the people of Lebanon no longer believe that one sect should be empowered and the other is marginalized politically. 

    Lebanon is so beautiful and so small but has so many problems and to be candid, I am not sure anyone knows how to tackle them. I am an optimistic person but in the case of Lebanon, I do not think the future is bright and especially for those people who are trapped and have no way out.

    • http://profiles.google.com/karam.ghassan Ghassan Karam

      Persistent,
                     I am so dismayed by what has taken place in Lebanon in reaction to the assassination of Mr. AlHassan and one of his colleagues plus another innocent passer by. But then maybe I shouldn’t because reality is that the greater majority of the Lebanese are satisfied in being blind followers of sectarian and political leaders. I am actually in agreement with the points that you bring up except for the one about “rush to judgement”. I honestly do not believe that there is a rush to judgement in this case, but that does not mean that we should act as judge , jury and executioner. We have to await the final verdict from the judiciary. My accusations are speculative in nature but are based on a solid pattern that goes back over 7 years. If the sun rises every day from the east  then it is very highly unlikely that it would rise from the west tomorrow. This is the same sort of applied logic. Circumstantial evidence is often stronger than direct evidence based on witnesses.

      • Persistent

        Thanks for your response and we are closer on that particular point than I thought. However, I am afraid the seed has already been planted of who is guilty in this horrible crime. That reminds me of the OJ Simpson episode, although, he was found innocent in the court of law, if you ask the majority of people they will say he is guilty.

      • dateam

        the sun has been risng from th east for 30 years and what have we achieved ? not a single thing? sadly its not about the truth it never is its about gains and losses…the people are just the pawns

  • dateam

    with all due respect to this article but the very fact that you are taking obvious sides means you can not be impartial and here in lies the problem in our society….the media is also to blame….in lebanon it seems you have to be on either this side or that side??? It is clear that the killers of Wissam Al Hassan are probably the same ones that had killed Gibran Tueini. IS THIS YOUR OPINION OR FACT WHERE IS THE EVIDENSE?In both cases both men were outside the country and were blown up within hours of their arrival in Lebanon.SO IS IT NOT IMPOSSIBLE THAT A FOREIGN ENTITY COULD BE INVOLVED?Where is the outrage? Where are the Lebanese that should be demonstrating in the streets their dissatisfaction of living by the law of the jungle, of being ruled by vigilantes and of being assassinated whenever they dare to stand up to the truth. If the stands of Rafic Hariri, Samir Kasir, Pierre Gemayel, Gibran Tueini and others did not pose a threat to the groups of illegitimate armed gangs then why kill them? OUTRAGE HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE ATTEMPTED STORMING OF PARLIAMENT AND THE USE OF WEAPONS ALL WEEK? again do we look at at facts or do decide this or that side is wrong or bad based on our own prejudices or dislikes? why havent you included francois elhajj or wisam eid in your list? im not here taking sides im here seeking the truth but in lebanon the truth will never be found becuase the truth is not being seeked through fact its being seeked through opinions and political point scoring….when you want to talk law of the jungle how do you explain people like gagea being released from jail as part of an agreement with the salafis at the time? further berri agreed so as to keep his position? you cant pick and choose what is right and what is wrong? both sides are never right and both sides are always wrong….now put nyour prejudices aside whatever side your on and tell me if the following questions i ask make sense or not? AS HEAD OF INTELLIGENCE NO MORE THAN SAY 3 PEOPLE WOULD KNOW HIS MOVEMENTS? RIFI EVEN STATED HE DOES NOT KNOW?ASK YOURSELF WHO KNEW WHERE HE WAS AND WHEN HE WAS COMING?IT IS CLAIMED THAT HE CAME IN AND OUT OF THE COUNTRY USING A DIFFERENT NAME? DOES OUR INTELLIGENCE CHIEF WALK THROUGH CUSTOMS AND FLY MEA LIKE EVERYONE ELSE? SHOW US THE FOOTAGE OF HIM AT THE AIRPORT? ITS CLAIMED A STOLEN CAR PARKED NEAR HIS OFFICE WAS BLOWN UP? HOW IN GODS NAME CAN OUR INTELLIGENCE CHIEF BE THAT NAIVE TO ALLOW A STOLEN VEHICLE TO BE LEFT ALONE IN THE AREA? IM SURE THEIR ARE CCTV ALL OVER THAT AREA? SHOW US? AN ANT SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PASS BY THAT AREA WITHOUT BEING NOTICED? WHO WERE THE PEOPLE THAT KNEW HIS MOVEMENTS? HOW COULD RIFI NOT KNOW? DOES THE PM , PRESIDENT,INTERIOR MINISTER KNOW? WHO DOES THIS MAN ANSWER TO FOR HIS ACTIONS? WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM HIS DEATH? SYRIA? WHY NOT ISRAEL DID HE NOT BRING DOWN ISRAELI SPY CELLS RECENTLY? WHY DID ZIAD BAROUD RESIGN WHEN HARIRI WAS PM AFTER THE STAND OFF WITH RIFI AND HASSAN? WHO WAS THIS FEMALE REPORTER HE HAD ASSOCIATIONS WITH? GAGEAS WAS IN SAUDIA ARABIA 2 WEEKS AGO HARIRI RUMOURED TO HAVE MET WITH ISRAELIS IN IN QATAR 2 WEEKS AGO??? WHY SHOULD MIKATI RESIGN? HOW MANY WERE KILLED WHEN M14 WAS IN POWER?  i could go on and on…..i dont need an stl to ask the questions that are never being asked…. we dont want opinions we want the truth and to find it you have to ask the right questions…dont give us your opinion give us answers to the right questions

  • dateam

    with all due respect to this article but the very fact that you are taking obvious sides means you can not be impartial and here in lies the problem in our society….the media is also to blame….in lebanon it seems you have to be on either this side or that side??? It is clear that the killers of Wissam Al Hassan are probably the same ones that had killed Gibran Tueini. IS THIS YOUR OPINION OR FACT WHERE IS THE EVIDENSE?In both cases both men were outside the country and were blown up within hours of their arrival in Lebanon.SO IS IT NOT IMPOSSIBLE THAT A FOREIGN ENTITY COULD BE INVOLVED?Where is the outrage? Where are the Lebanese that should be demonstrating in the streets their dissatisfaction of living by the law of the jungle, of being ruled by vigilantes and of being assassinated whenever they dare to stand up to the truth. If the stands of Rafic Hariri, Samir Kasir, Pierre Gemayel, Gibran Tueini and others did not pose a threat to the groups of illegitimate armed gangs then why kill them? OUTRAGE HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE ATTEMPTED STORMING OF PARLIAMENT AND THE USE OF WEAPONS ALL WEEK? again do we look at at facts or do decide this or that side is wrong or bad based on our own prejudices or dislikes? why havent you included francois elhajj or wisam eid in your list? im not here taking sides im here seeking the truth but in lebanon the truth will never be found becuase the truth is not being seeked through fact its being seeked through opinions and political point scoring….when you want to talk law of the jungle how do you explain people like gagea being released from jail as part of an agreement with the salafis at the time? further berri agreed so as to keep his position? you cant pick and choose what is right and what is wrong? both sides are never right and both sides are always wrong….now put nyour prejudices aside whatever side your on and tell me if the following questions i ask make sense or not? AS HEAD OF INTELLIGENCE NO MORE THAN SAY 3 PEOPLE WOULD KNOW HIS MOVEMENTS? RIFI EVEN STATED HE DOES NOT KNOW?ASK YOURSELF WHO KNEW WHERE HE WAS AND WHEN HE WAS COMING?IT IS CLAIMED THAT HE CAME IN AND OUT OF THE COUNTRY USING A DIFFERENT NAME? DOES OUR INTELLIGENCE CHIEF WALK THROUGH CUSTOMS AND FLY MEA LIKE EVERYONE ELSE? SHOW US THE FOOTAGE OF HIM AT THE AIRPORT? ITS CLAIMED A STOLEN CAR PARKED NEAR HIS OFFICE WAS BLOWN UP? HOW IN GODS NAME CAN OUR INTELLIGENCE CHIEF BE THAT NAIVE TO ALLOW A STOLEN VEHICLE TO BE LEFT ALONE IN THE AREA? IM SURE THEIR ARE CCTV ALL OVER THAT AREA? SHOW US? AN ANT SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PASS BY THAT AREA WITHOUT BEING NOTICED? WHO WERE THE PEOPLE THAT KNEW HIS MOVEMENTS? HOW COULD RIFI NOT KNOW? DOES THE PM , PRESIDENT,INTERIOR MINISTER KNOW? WHO DOES THIS MAN ANSWER TO FOR HIS ACTIONS? WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM HIS DEATH? SYRIA? WHY NOT ISRAEL DID HE NOT BRING DOWN ISRAELI SPY CELLS RECENTLY? WHY DID ZIAD BAROUD RESIGN WHEN HARIRI WAS PM AFTER THE STAND OFF WITH RIFI AND HASSAN? WHO WAS THIS FEMALE REPORTER HE HAD ASSOCIATIONS WITH? GAGEAS WAS IN SAUDIA ARABIA 2 WEEKS AGO HARIRI RUMOURED TO HAVE MET WITH ISRAELIS IN IN QATAR 2 WEEKS AGO??? WHY SHOULD MIKATI RESIGN? HOW MANY WERE KILLED WHEN M14 WAS IN POWER?  i could go on and on…..i dont need an stl to ask the questions that are never being asked…. we dont want opinions we want the truth and to find it you have to ask the right questions…dont give us your opinion give us answers to the right questions